The Nebraska Cornhuskers picked up a quick guard replacement for recently departed Dalano Banton with the commitment yesterday of Arizona State Sun Devil’s graduate transfer Alonzo Verge Jr.
While not a point guard, the 6-foot-2 and 170-pound shooting guard finished third at ASU in scoring last season. Verge, Jr. averaged 14.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for the Sun Devils. He was a starter in 21 of 23 games this past season after coming off the bench in 21 out of 28 games as a junior in his first season in Tempe.
Verge, Jr. was a junior college commit after two seasons at Moberly Area Community College. He averaged more than 30 points per game in his sophomore season there. As for his time at Arizona State, he shot 33-percent from the three-point line and 80.9 percent from the free throw line last season. As a graduate transfer, he will have one season of eligibility with the Huskers as a result of added COVID-19 eligibility by the NCAA.
Verge Jr., saved his best for last in his career with the Sun Devils. In the Pac-12 Tournament, he scored 26 points in a win over Washington State in the first round. He followed that up with a 28-point, eight-rebound effort in a quarterfinal loss to Oregon.
Verge, Jr. is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He declared for the NBA Draft and went through workouts for pro teams before pulling his name out of the NBA Draft and committing to Nebraska on Thursday.